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PAT ROBERTSON SAYS ‘Legalize weed!’

Or close… but wow. I NEVER thought I’d hear these words come out of Pat’s mouth…

We’re locking up people that have taken a couple puffs of marijuana and next thing you know they’ve got 10 years with mandatory sentences,” Robertson continued. “These judges just say, they throw up their hands and say nothing we can do with these mandatory sentences. We’ve got to take a look at what we’re considering crimes and that’s one of ‘em.

I’m … I’m not exactly for the use of drugs, don’t get me wrong, but I just believe that criminalizing marijuana, criminalizing the possession of a few ounces of pot, that kinda thing it’s just, it’s costing us a fortune and it’s ruining young people. Young people go into prisons, they go in as youths and come out as hardened criminals. That’s not a good thing. SOURCE

Wow. I’m gonna write down the date December 22, 2010… the day Pat Robertson and I found a topic that we could agree on…

Of course… this could also explain all of the stupid incoherent nonsense he’s said over the years, too…

“Holy Spirit” stands for “weed.”

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posted December 22, 2010 at 11:48 pm

The lady next to him looks really really nervous… or maybe that’s just the botox.

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    Carole Turner

    posted December 23, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Terry is amazing, kind and patient enough to put up with Pat. She has a job no one else in the world could handle. I love her.

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Chris Loach

posted December 22, 2010 at 11:49 pm

WOW! I can’t believe that guy said that!

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Bob Chapman

posted December 22, 2010 at 11:52 pm

MPT, you want to legalize pot? You people in the music business are all alike.

Did Robertson ever work in the business?

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    Matthew Paul Turner

    posted December 22, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    I do.
    And I’ve never smoked pot in my life.
    I just think it’s silly to criminalize people for it…

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      posted December 23, 2010 at 12:46 am

      This whole thing has become a culture war. I personally can’t stand pot, because it smells awful. But I agree that criminalizing something like pot is a terrible idea. People are still going to get it, they’re just going to get it illegally, under dangerous circumstances, and it is possible it could be laced with something deadly (I have no experience, does that really happen? I just figured that if I can imagine such a scenario, it must at least be possible). The government could really have a cash cow on their hands if they legalize and regulate the sales. I mean, look at tobacco. Taxes for tobacco are through the roof. And I think I’m ranting, so I quit. Short answer, I agree.

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posted December 23, 2010 at 12:04 am

I won! I had 12/22 square @ work as the day you guys would
agree on anything.

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posted December 23, 2010 at 1:17 am

I never actually heard him say legalize it, he was advocating it not be treated as such a serious crime.

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posted December 23, 2010 at 4:38 am

I think criminalizing it is a great idea, I think doing 10 years possession of a few ounces is a stupid idea though.

In Amsterdam when weed was legalized it became retro-uncool to smoke it, so people moved on to more illegal and harder drugs and that screwed them over well and good.

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    posted December 23, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Any evidence for that statement?

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Rocco Capra

posted December 23, 2010 at 7:45 am

“Of course… this could also explain all of the stupid incoherent nonsense he’s said over the years, too…” I immediately thought the same thing.

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posted December 23, 2010 at 9:04 am

I was thinking if he is actually for legalizing marijuana, Pat Robertson might be the best poster child for staying away from drugs.

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Carole Turner

posted December 23, 2010 at 9:48 am

Pot isn’t legal? wow, I would never know that by how many people I am related to that smoke it DAILY!

I love how religious people say it’s a “gateway” drug. I love to tell them that I have relatives that have smoked it my entire life (I’m 43) and they NEVER moved on to heavier drugs. Most people I know just smoke pot.

Granted, they have ZERO ambition, gripe all the time and lean toward depression, THAT to me is the worst thing about Pot, it sucks your ambition and optimism.

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Aaron Reddin

posted December 23, 2010 at 10:10 am

Dude! I didn’t realize you had a blog!! Way to go buddy! ;)

Yes, I know I’ll be a woman tomorrow. Thanks in advance…

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posted December 23, 2010 at 10:26 am

Dear World,

Pat Robertson is an idiot. Since the Reagan administration’s War on Drugs people like Pat Robertson have pushed for the same laws that he is now speaking out against. Second when was the last time someone got 10 years in prison for a marijuana charge? i will save you some time the Answer is never. Mandatory sentences which he references applies to class 1 narcotics like cocaine and heroine, but not class 2 substances like marijuana. The fact that Robertson is now changing his position to support friendlier marijuana laws is to show how uninformed he originally was.
Mr. Robertson stick to the things you do know, which i am sure involves separating people from their money while praying on people’s insecurities

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    posted December 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Sorry, Isaac…it would appear that the “uninformed” one is yourself. Marijuana is in fact Schedule I – along with Heroin, Ecstasy, LSD, and GHB – and as such carries with it very stiff sentencing guidelines, including 10 year and even life sentences for posession depending on the circumstances (Schedule II includes such obviously less dangerous substances as Cocaine, Opium, Morphine, Fentanyl, Amphetamines, and Methamphetamines, by the way).

    While Mr. Robertson might not be the best one to carry the banner for the movement, at least this “idiot” does seem to check his facts before making a public statement. Please take your own advice and “stick to the things you do know.”

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      posted December 24, 2010 at 10:02 am

      you actually wrote (well I think somebody else wrote it and you copy and pasted the following) “Schedule II includes such obviously less dangerous substances as Cocaine, Opium, Morphine, Fentanyl, Amphetamines, and Methamphetamines, by the way”. Also please excuse the mispelled words and grammatical errors, but I copy and pasted from your post. :-)So if its wrong you have nobody to blame but yourself and your English teachers.
      Obviously your uninformed too, on what planet is cocaine less dangerous than marijuana? Please take your time and answer this question thoughtfully and accurately. Also please read the same links and show me where it says that there is a minimum sentence of 10 years for pot. I will save you time in doing the reading there is not a reference to it. This leads me to believe that you did not read your own information. Either way i will digress and allow you to tell everyone how you and Pat are right, and everyone else is wrong. Because after all Joknowssquat you and your community college education probably make you a reliable source on the subject(not). As for me I will go check on the price of soybeans as it will probably be more interesting than your response.

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      posted December 24, 2010 at 4:32 pm

      the schedule of a substance does not imply it’s safety. The DEA schedule levels are based on abuse potential and dependence liability. Many quite dangerous meds are not scheduled at all. It was created in 1970. If you can read this, you must have computer access and can do your own research into the politics of the day. Make your own observation.

      I was also created in the ’70s, and I require constant revision

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      joel k

      posted December 24, 2010 at 9:12 pm

      Marijuana is a schedule 1 narcotic (which simply means that it is not federally legal for any medical purpose). However, marijuana possession is a misdemeanor in most states and simply possessing a joint or two does not cause people to end up in prison for any substantial period of time. However, at least where I live, possessing an ounce or more will usually be treated was possession with intent to distribute, which is a relatively minor felony in my state. Compared to other drugs, for which simple possession is a felony and possession with intent to distribute is a severe felony, the treatment of marijuana users is generally pretty mild.

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posted December 23, 2010 at 11:58 am

If Pat believes in Creationism (oops Intelligent Design) then he must believe god created every plant and animal for a reason. His god created marijuana.

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posted December 24, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Well, maybe he has more sense than I’ve him credit for.

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posted December 28, 2010 at 1:06 am

Pat Robertson probably has seen the light AT LAST! Good for
him! :D

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